Life & Works - Franz Schubert

  • by Jeremy Siepmann
  • Narrated by Jeremy Siepmann, Tom George, Peter Yapp, Stephen Critchlow, Sean Barrett, Jonathan Keeble, Charlie Simpson
  • 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The life of Franz Schubert has been a gift to romantically inclined biographers: the beautiful, brilliant, modest boy who sprang to fully fledged genius at the age of 16; the quintessential "artist in a garret", entirely consumed by his art and living a hand-to-mouth existence in Vienna (home of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven); the gentle, cheerful, convivial young man who prized friendship almost as highly as music itself; the unworldly poet from whom great music poured like water from a fountain; the unrecognized master who died almost penniless at the age of 31. And most of this is true. But, as revealed in this dramatized biography (lavishly illustrated with musical examples), there was a secret, darker side to Schubert which only renders his story that much more fascinating.
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Would you try another book written by Jeremy Siepmann or narrated by the narrators?

No. There was nothing new presented. It was a rehash worth little more than a Wikipedia entry

Would you ever listen to anything by Jeremy Siepmann again?


How did the narrator detract from the book?

His voice was stiff, almost pedantic and without charm

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- tvonmove


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A beautifully constructed, performed and delivered book that is an absolute must for anyone interested in this remarkable man and his genius. I can't praise it enough and have enjoyed every moment.

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- Floyd

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-11-2012
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks